The application portal opened on Tuesday will be accepting applications till 24 May. Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has made re-applying for JEE Main a viable option to students who had previously stepped back and reconsidered the studying abroad. JEE Main 2020 will take place from 18 July to 23 July the admit card for which will be soon released on the official website of NTA (National Testing Agency). Till now, over 9 lakhs applicants have registered to appear for the exam.
The exam that was previously scheduled to be held between 5 April and 11 April inadvertently got delayed due to the COVID-19 lockdown. NTA has issued warnings to students against fake news mostly circulating on social media about postponement of examination.
Additionally, candidates who have previously applied or JEE will be given a one-time edit option to make changes in the application form. They have been given the liberty to change the city they wish to appear from. The step has been taken to make sure candidates do not have to cover long distances to appear for the exam. The edit option will be available from 25 May to 31 May.
“In view of representations received from various Indian students who were scheduled to join college abroad but are now keen to pursue their studies in the country due to the changed circumstances arising out of COVID-10, and would thus like to appear in JEE Main 2020, the NTA has decided to give one last opportunity,” commented NTA.
The provision was allowed keeping in consideration that many foreign institutes are not accepting applications for overseas students. A handful of other institutions have also delayed the procedure amidst ongoing lockdown and spread of examination.